UF signee's dad accepts fickle nature of deal

The father and son in the Lucas family in Houston have heard the rumblings about Florida Gators Coach Billy Donovan -- be they fact or fiction. Full Story
Edie

Miami, FL

#1 May 17, 2007
Billy might be more interested in the deed to Gainesville (where the University of Florida is located) not Ocala.
Edie

Miami, FL

#2 May 17, 2007
Billy might be more interested in the deed to Gainesville where the University of Florida is located - not Ocala.
Max

Stuart, FL

#3 May 17, 2007
"Winning" in the NBA, for a head coach, doesn't mean much anymore. The coaches, rightly so, get very little credit. They are mostly advisors, probation officers, and ego soothers. The NBA is a player's league, for the enjoyment and enrichment of the players (and owners). Coaches, in reality, have little to do with it, even if they do get fired all the time.

Billy should look at his mentor Pitino, and some other college coaches who went "pro" even in the NFL, which is fast becoming another NBA-like league. They "failed" because they realized that at that level, there was more "babysitting" than coaching.

Billy has the opportunity to be the next "Wizard of Westwood", something that he will never achieve in the NBA.
Oboy

Schaumburg, IL

#4 May 17, 2007
Max wrote:
"Winning" in the NBA, for a head coach, doesn't mean much anymore. The coaches, rightly so, get very little credit. They are mostly advisors, probation officers, and ego soothers. The NBA is a player's league, for the enjoyment and enrichment of the players (and owners). Coaches, in reality, have little to do with it, even if they do get fired all the time.
Billy should look at his mentor Pitino, and some other college coaches who went "pro" even in the NFL, which is fast becoming another NBA-like league. They "failed" because they realized that at that level, there was more "babysitting" than coaching.
Billy has the opportunity to be the next "Wizard of Westwood", something that he will never achieve in the NBA.
Well said Max. I can not remember the last college coach to be successful in the pros. It just does not happen because the games are totally different.
Steve Spurrier

Miami, FL

#5 May 17, 2007
I need attention please
MMM

Clearwater, FL

#6 May 17, 2007
Sure wish loyalty meant more!

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